High Tide Line by William Parsons | Script Revolution

High Tide Line



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A teenager cocky and thoughtless because of his uncanny ability to heal loses his best friend, hurts his sister, and clashes with his father when the boy pulls one reckless stunt too many.

It's the summer of 1986, and Narragansett, Rhode Island, native Myja Beecham is 16 and bored (a dangerous combination with this kid). He and his best pal, Cory, find an abandoned beach house, and, soon enough and as sure as God made little green apples, Myja is hanging upside down from some loose planks that give way under the weight of his solid swimmer's build. Soon his father, who's raised Myja and his sister alone since their mom died of cancer six years before, trudges the beat-of-his-own-drum Myja home and lets his son know that it's time to start growing up, that he's a blazing fire whose brilliant light will go out too soon if he's not careful. For the first time in his young life, Myja is left contemplating the new notion that his actions have consequences and that he'd leave a hole in the lives of a whole lot of people who love him if he were gone.

Submitted: January 25, 2019
Last Updated: November 14, 2019
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Last Downloaded: November 14, 2019

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The Writer: William Parsons

"Do not fear death; fear the unlived life." Ever since I read that advice given by Pa Tuck in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, I have thought of that as my rallying call. I do not want to come to the end of my days (at 49 years old, still—so I hope—a ways off) and look back and realize to my horror, "Wow, what a waste!" A product of a bad childhood, I have stumbled through my adulthood, always though managing to keep on the path of my own happiness. The one constant through all of it has been my writing, which has lived in symbiosis with my meandering that path. My writing has served as my journal of that journey, and my journey has provided me the well of emotions and experiences to... Go to bio

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